Dorothy Lofthouse

1814–5 February 1860 (Age 46)
Dallowgill, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Dorothy

When Dorothy Lofthouse was born in 1814, in Dallowgill, Yorkshire, England, her father, Ralph Lofthouse, was 45 and her mother, Margaret Mary Procter, was 36. She married William Farnill on 20 May 1839, in Low Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 5 February 1860, in Hillsborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 46, and was buried in Low Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

William Farnill
Dorothy Lofthouse
Marriage: 20 May 1839
Mary Farnill
Margaret Farnell
William Farnell
Thomas Farnill
Elizabeth Ann Farnill
Jane Farnill
Thomas Farnill
Sarah Farnill
Jane Farnill

Spouse and Children

20 May 1839
Low Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    Mary Farnill


    Margaret Farnell


    William Farnell


    Thomas Farnill


    Elizabeth Ann Farnill


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (6)


Age 1

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed

Age 7

The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.

Age 16

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire called Lofthouse ( see Loftus ).2 Americanized form of the Norwegian cognate Lofthus .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Farnill, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Dorothy Farnell in household of William Farnell, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Dorothy in entry for Thomas, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.